*picture and giveaway are from Sarah at A Flower For You, such a cute blog!*
Monday, August 31, 2009
I absolutely loved him and my old-man crush on him is renewed. I went with my mom (thanks again for buying us tickets mom!) and she really enjoyed them too. She's also a fan of Jason Mraz now (he opened).
The band was amazing and it was totally what I was expecting. Right down to the losers smoking pot two rows behind us. And judging by the smell, I would say they got a bad deal. It just didn't smell right... but whatever.
And now, since I don't want to bore you and I really have other things I should be doing, I'll leave you with one more picture of man that I went hoarse screaming for (yeah, my voice was actually scratchy and cracking by the time I got home). He did not disappoint (even if he didn't play my all-time-favorite, Crash).
Sunday, August 30, 2009
The shower yesterday was a success, but no pictures yet because I'd rather upload everything at once, and we have the DMB concert tonight...
I will say, I hate PMS. Hubby came home to me having a meltdown on Friday night because I had so much left to do.
So enjoy your day. I'll return tomorrow. With some pics.
Friday, August 28, 2009
I'm aware the video isn't the best sound quality or anything. But I shot it on my camera's video function. And I like it because it's my boys.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Then last night hubby and I went to a show. In a little tiny bar. But I'm going to upload video so I'll leave that for tomorrow's post. For now, enjoy a picture of us after a few drinks...
Hi, I'm Typhoid Ashley. And I'm great at slacking off and procrastinating.
My massive surprise went off great yesterday. And the show last night was super fun. But I haven't uploaded the pictures yet. Please don't act surprised. My slackerifficness combined with my crappy computer makes this a regular thing.
But I'll get them up later. Promise. Because my surprise was just too awesome not to share. Right, Claudia?
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
And since I'm a shoe whore, let's focus on shoes today, shall we?
First up: boots. I love boots. This year I'm determined to buy a pair of skinny jeans so I can do the whole jeans-tucked-into-boots thing.
And now, flats. Because it does get too cold for flip-flops and these are the next best thing, right?
So there ya go, a quick wish list for you. Feel free to take me shopping. I'd love some fabulous boots for my Las Vegas trip in October...
Monday, August 24, 2009
Want a peek at my life? You know you do. It'll make you feel better that you're not this busy on this Monday morning.
8/26 - Something top secret scheduled, and hopefully a show that night (my favorite boys are playing!)
8/29 - Bridal shower that mom and I are planning. Taking up most of this week.
8/30 - Possible wedding planning meeting. And DAVE MATTHEWS BAND! I've only wanted to see them for ten years or so...
8/31 or 9/1 - Another hunting trip. For two or three nights.
9/4 - Hopefully I'll get to spend a weekend with my favorite Kindergarten manlet.
9/10 - Hubby and I are going to see Gary Allan!!!! *swoon*
9/11 - Lucky me, I get to stay up ALL NIGHT with some 5th and 6th grade kids at church. Joy.
9/12 - Baby shower for one of hubby's cousins. No clue if I'll get to sew something like I had hoped.
9/19 - Second bridal shower. I'm not totally in charge of this one though.
9/26 - Sissy's bachelorette party! Plans still aren't clear, but it'll be a crazy night for sure.
10/3 - THE WEDDING. Which means rehearsal and set up the day before that.
That's just my calendar right now. There's no telling what else may be added. I may start tutoring again by then, or even have a job! (hint hint districts) I'm exhausted just looking at it!
Hallelujah for vacation right after the wedding.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Those are the invitations my mom and I made last Sunday (with all the details that would delight my cyber-stalkers* edited out). Are they not awesome?! They're totally fitting for my sis too, because I'm not kidding when I say she's untraditional. Sis would have picked Halloween as their wedding date if her fiance would have let her.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Brand new pimpin' Hurley shirt and Etnies. How cute is he???
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
School started up this week, which always means that fall isn't far away. So when I saw this dress, I marked it. I may need it for the fall weather. (via Old Navy)
I know this is probably the MOST random wishlist you've seen yet. But I'm a random person, and still tired from our trip. Next week's list will follow a theme, don't you worry.
Come back later!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Anywho, I totally forgot the cast of Dancing With the Stars was announced this morning!!! So for those of you who haven't seen the list yet, let's review...
Aaron Carter - He sings and acts apparently. To me, he's just Nick Carter's (from the Backstreet Boys) little brother.
Ashley Hamilton - I had no clue. I guess he writes songs. But I'm guessing most people are going to label him as "George Hamilton's kid."
Chuck Liddell - Okay, I have to admit that I shrieked when I saw his name. He's a HUGE part of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). I've watched him fight plenty of times and I love him. Hubby actually got to meet him at his place in SLO (he's from the area and still trains there). I'm totally pulling for him and hope he doesn't disappoint.
Debi Mazar - Actress, apparently in Entourage (which I don't watch so I didn't know that). She looks totally stoned in her picture on ABC's site.
Donny Osmond - *vomit* That's all I have to say about that.
Joanna Krupa - If you haven't heard of her, don't worry, I haven't either. And I'm pop culture obsessed! I guess she's a model. Meh.
Kathy Ireland - Dude, how old is she now? She still looks good, I'll give her that. Used to be a model, now has some massive company that involves selling clothes at K-Mart.
Kelly Osbourne - Really? Okay then.
Louie Vito - A pro snowboarder. I don't follow snowboarding so I haven't heard of the guy. He looks all of twelve years old.
Macy Gray - Singer. I know one of her songs. Her voice is super-raspy so I couldn't enjoy her AT ALL.
Mark Dacascos - Super kung-fu actor dude. He hosted Iron Chef which is how most people will know him. He's "Manny" to me because the first thing I saw him in was Brotherhood of the Wolf. In which he was pretty (pardon the language) kickass. I like him.
Melissa Joan Hart - A.K.A. Sabrina the Teenage Witch or Clarissa Explains It All. Dude I totally dated myself by mentioning Clarissa didn't I?
Michael Irvin - Used to be a football player. Meaning he'll probably be pretty decent. Most football players are.
Mya - Dude, she was singing when I was in high school. And the first thing I think of when I see her is Ghetto Superstar. Do you guys remember that song?! I'm going to go download it now...
Natalie Coughlin - Olympic gold medalist swimmer. That's all I know. She's cute, if that helps.
Tom DeLay - A politician? Hmmm...
If you want to go read the actual mini-bios here's the link. Picture slideshow and everything. I'm honestly excited for Chuck Liddell. I really hope he can dance. And I can't wait for hubby to call his buddy John (who introduced them) and see if he's giving him a bad time yet. Although, would you tease a guy who fights in the UFC?
My little guy is starting Kindergarten today.
I am freaked out and excited. I am worried and proud.
Tim and I took a huge role in helping Beth with Tad. It was never forced on us, or asked of us. We just had this bond with him instantly. He was "ours."
So I feel a little bit like a mom sending my firstborn off to school. I'm sad that he's not a baby anymore. I'm worried about all the things I can't control. What if he isn't as ready as I think he is? What if he doesn't like his teacher? What if there's a bully in his class? What if he doesn't make friends? What if he just misses home?
I know there are probably plenty of moms that do this on the first day of school. I just didn't expect to feel it this much.
So excuse my quietness and seriousness today. I'm going to orientation with my little man. And tomorrow he'll be on his own for his first full day of school.
And I'll sit and wonder how the hell I'm going to do this with my own kids one day.
Friday, August 14, 2009
So what exactly did we do yesterday?
- drove to Pismo with a quick stop for breakfast
- quick stop for some beach toys at Target, where Tad made out like a bandit in the dollar spot
- an attempt at sand castles
- playing in the FREEZING water, first with uncle Tim, then me, then uncle Tim again
- burying Tad in the sand
- writing our names in the sand
- using the FREEZING outdoor showers with the surfers... and still having sand in one little boy's shorts
- heading into town for some lunch (BBQ at Mo's, you must go)
- sitting at lunch and hubby telling me that Chuck Liddell's trainer just walked into the restaurant, then trying not to act like a big fangirl
- hitting up a candy store (like I need it!)
- driving over to SLO
- some shopping, including their big toy store
- dinner at Woodstock Pizza, because you MUST do that when in SLO
- dodging strollers and college kids at Farmer's Market
- making two girls almost pee their pants when they pushed each other right into me and Tad (we'll just say mama-bear came out)
- having Dippin' Dots (yaaaayyy!!!!)
- getting some Kettle Corn (which Tad smelled and commented on every time we walked by the booth)
Today is more stuff. Swinging by my mom's, taking our library books back, hopefully work on invitations while Tad plays a bit, and other fun things that I won't be able to do nearly as much because my baby is going to school Monday.
If you can't tell, I'm really struggling with this whole school thing. I may be a mess on Monday.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
So there ya go. If you're easily distracted (or just bored at work), you should probably wait until you go home to check this stuff out. I guarantee you'll be distracted by at least one site.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
How stinkin' cute is this swimsuit? I reeeeeally want it. (via etsy)
And of course a nice easy dress to throw on over said swimsuit for bumming around town. (via Forever21)
And we'll need sand toys for the kid. Because you can't go to the beach without building a sand castle! (via Amazon)
So there ya go. A little late, but there's your wish list. I'll come up with something for tomorrow while I'm gone. Maybe just some fun things I've come across this week...